Jan Vertonghen wants to sign a new contract with Tottenham after entering the final year of his current deal, according to Football Insider.
The Belgian’s future has been a source of speculation in recent weeks after he was left out of Mauricio Pochettino’s starting line-up in each of the opening three matches of the new Premier League season.
He returned to the team in the 2-2 draw against Arsenal a fortnight ago amid suggestions he had lacked fitness at the beginning of the campaign. There was also talk the 32-year-old was being omitted because of his contract situation.
Football Insider claims Vertonghen is keen to extend his stay with the club beyond next summer and hopes to open talks with Tottenham soon. However, that might be more complicated that it sounds.
Spurs generally don’t offer contract extensions to players over 30, though Vertonghen might prove to be an exception given the years of service he has given to the Londoners. A seemingly strained relationship with Pochettino could also be a stumbling block.
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We think Vertonghen will start against Crystal Palace on Saturday – check out our full predicted XI here.
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